NY Giants Rookie Jones Critically Injured in Car Crash

Rookie safety Chad Jones is critically injured in car crash in New Orleans.


New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones was involved in a serious car crash in New Orleans early Friday morning that left him in critical condition. Officials at the scene told New Orleans station WWL-TV that Jones suffered a fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed. He went into surgery at 10:15 a.m. Jones, a football and baseball star at LSU, recently signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract that included a signing bonus of $825,965. The 6-foot-2, 221-pound native of Baton Rogue had a rare achievement while in college, winning national titles in football in 2007 and baseball in 2009. He was a pitcher and outfielder for LSU and was twice drafted by the Houston Astros. His prognosis is unknown.